A Record 38 From DECA Advance to International Conference

A Record 38 From DECA Advance to International Conference photo

Syosset DECA recently returned from a successful showing at the DECA State Career Conference in Rochester, New York, where the team qualified 38 members – a school record – for the International Career Development Conference, scheduled for Atlanta next month. 

Nine first-place awards, six second-place awards, five fourth-place and a fifth-place award highlighted the impressive performance in Rochester as 32 Syosset teams placed in the top 10 overall. Students competed in a variety of events in categories including marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, business management, and hospitality and tourism, completing a wide range of tasks, from presenting their written business proposals to solving real-world business problems in a role-play scenario. 

In addition to the competition, Syosset students participated in leadership seminars and activities that focused on strengthening their ability to solve problems, work as a team and network with others. This year’s DECA State Career Conference welcomed more than 2,100 attendees. 

Congratulations, Syosset DECA adviser Glenn Baumann and the following students who have advanced to the International Career Development Conference:

First Place
Eugene Lee/Diya Chadha – Hospitality Services Team Decision-Making 
Jonathan Louie/Arjun Saluja – Buying and Merchandising Team Decision-Making
Seth Marcus – Principles of Finance
Vikram Anand/Aayush Turakhia – Creative Marketing Project
Josh Baby/Kevin Jose – Public Relations Project
Yusuf Munawer/Andy Yang – International Business Plan
Nick Ng/Tammy Wu – Entrepreneurship Promotion Project 
Erin Chon/Martha Kim – Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research 
Rayan Dhawan/Simar Kohli/Ashwin Matha – Franchise Business Plan

Second Place
Andrew Obedian – Human Resources Management
Avneet Chhabra/Malini Rudra/Sarah Schwartzberg – Buying and Merchandising Operations Research
Azim Gangat/Harrison Goldberg/Gavin Solomon – Finance Operations Research
Jack Liu/Matt Weiss – Start-up Business Plan
Robbie Scherne – Accounting Applications
Ryan Moon/Michael Wang – Business Law and Ethics Team Decision-Making

Fourth/Fifth Place
Andrew Moon – Principles of Marketing 
Ethan Feder – Sports and Entertainment Marketing 
Harrison Rubin – Sports and Entertainment Operations Research 
Jamie Geen/Devin Schneider – Sports and Entertainment Team Decision-Making 
Natalie Iammarino/Tiffany Liu – Buying and Merchandising Operations Research 
Michael Bentivegna – Business Finance 

Additional congratulations to the following student teams who placed in the top 10 in their respective competitions:
Albert Shabaev – Restaurant and Food Service Management
Brandon Chen/Blake Sanford – Start-up Business Plan
Daniel Berenson/Spencer Mandelbaum – Marketing Management Team Decision-Making
Emma Goetz/Maiya Raghu – Travel and Tourism Team Decision-Making
Gurveer Lungani/Ravin Mehta/James Nelson – Sports and Entertainment Operations Research
Jubie Tan – Principles of Business Management
Maanuv Allu/Matt Margulefsky/Rajat Shah – Independent Business Plan
Malisha Shah – Business Service Management
Rayyan Nabi – Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Scott Sussman – Accounting Applications
Greg Hrybenko – Accounting Applications